Maya Schenwar of Truthout: Even the best visitation policies can't make up for the broken bonds and fragmented communities that incarceration produces. But at least we can allow people in jail to see their loved ones face to face.
For Indigenous people at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, the fight to halt the Dakota Access pipeline is, in part, about defending a way of life.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.